In a ceremony held on 17 October 2017, Professor Chien-Peng "C.-P." Yuan was formally invested as Wu-Ki Tung Endowed Professor of Particle Physics.
The U.S. Particle Accelerator School has selected MSU Professor Steven Lund as its new Director, effective 01 December 2017.
MSU Professors Remco Zegers and Chris Adami were elected as 2017 American Physical Society Fellows.
Two Michigan State University Physics & Astronomy graduate students – Crispin Contreras-Martinez and Roy Ready – were among 52 graduate students from across the nation selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its 2017 Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Program.
Abrams Planetarium, Michigan State University has received a grant of $97,259.00 from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will enable the planetarium to update its exhibition space with a new display featuring its collection of meteorites, which includes seven specimens of the 10 known Michigan meteorites.
Three nuclear physics related computational research projects involving MSU researchers have won grants from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science (DOE-SC).
In a ceremony held on 14 September 2017, Johannes Pollanen, Assistant Professor in the MSU Physics & Astronomy Department, was formally invested as a Jerry Cowen Chair of Experimental Physics.
A research team including MSU P-A faculty members Laura Chomiuk and Jay Strader has made and analyzed observations which confirm a theory concerning the role of shockwaves in the behavior of certain types of stellar explosions called novae.
Assistant Professor Heiko Hergert of the P-A Dept. and NSCL/FRIB received one of 59 Early Career Research Program Awards for 2017 from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.